RADIOLOGY NEWS
Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT
April 3, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine practitioners should be prepared for incidental findings of COVID-19 when patients undergo FDG-PET/CT scans for routine oncologic indications, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How can you get accelerated payments under the CARES Act?
April 3, 2020 -- Are you eligible for accelerated payments under the CARES Act, the new law designed to help healthcare providers weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains the legislation.  Discuss
How can digital imaging help in the coronavirus crisis?
April 3, 2020 -- Could digital technologies like PACS and enterprise imaging help healthcare professionals manage viral outbreaks like COVID-19? Industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo offers some suggestions on building a national clearinghouse for COVID-19 patient data.  Discuss
MRI identifies biomarkers for aggressive HCC subtype
April 3, 2020 -- French researchers have identified three key MRI biomarkers to heighten the preoperative detection of a particularly aggressive form of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 107: The B.E.R.T. team swings into action
April 3, 2020 -- What's the craziest thing you've seen happen during the novel coronavirus pandemic? Andy finds herself drafted onto the B.E.R.T. team, which responds to another emergency in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
CT severity scores reveal extent of COVID-19
April 2, 2020 -- Chest CT severity scores can help radiologists evaluate the extent of COVID-19 and better triage patients, according to a study published March 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging by a group of researchers from China.  Discuss
Breast density, microcals, and masses can be inherited
April 2, 2020 -- Dense breast tissue, microcalcifications, and masses are all risk factors for breast cancer that can be seen on mammograms. They're also all heritable, according to research published on April 2 in Cancer Research.  Discuss
Deep learning helps CT better quantify COVID-19
April 2, 2020 -- A deep-learning algorithm can help chest CT better quantify lung opacification caused by COVID-19, according to a study by researchers from Wuhan, China, published March 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
IMV: CT contrast media reaches a crossroads as use dips
April 2, 2020 -- For the first time ever, the number of CT procedures in the U.S. conducted with no contrast media exceeded those conducted with contrast in 2019, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. Lorna Young of IMV explains why.  Discuss
AI assesses osteoporosis risk from x-ray, CT reports
April 1, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to assess a patient's risk of osteoporosis from x-ray and CT reports much better than the traditional method of manual review by healthcare professionals, according to research set to be published in mid-April in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  Discuss